Exercise Of The Week: Cat Cow

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This weeks exercise is the cat cow also know as cat camel. Cat cow is a beginner exercise that focuses on your abs, upper back and hips. It is great for mobility and flexibility and doesn't need any equipment.

How to do the cat cow:

  • On all fours, hands under shoulders, knees under hips.

  • Feet hip-width apart, toes tucked under.

  • Shoulders relaxed. Neutral spine. Eyes focused on the floor. Slightly bent elbows.

  • Take a deep breath in, as you breathe out draw shoulder blades down and together.

  • Press hands into the floor. Lift chin and slowly arch back.

  • As you inhale tuck chin into the chest.

  • Round spine and expanding the rib cage.

Tips for cat cow:

  • Avoid moving too quickly through the movement. Focus on moving in a slow and controlled manner.

  • Be sure to pull your abs in tight to brace your core throughout the exercise.

I hope this how-to has helped you and you will try the cat cow in one of your workouts or stretching routines real soon.

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